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Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.
Mayo 04, 2023By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Pukekawa (NZ) trials to control the Potato Tuber Moth
Marzo 14, 2021Two trials in Pukekawa, New Zealand, are showing some early promise for potato growers when it comes to greater control of the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (PTM).
Potato mop-top virus response New Zealand closes out
Agosto 16, 2019A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management.
Number of NZ potato farms affected by Potato mop-top virus increases by 18
Octubre 14, 2018The scale of the Potato Mop-Top Virus problem on New Zealand South Island potato farms has widened. Eighteen Canterbury farms are now on the suspect list, after the virus was first confirmed on two properties last month.
First time detection of Potato Mop-Top Virus (MPTV) in New Zealand
Septiembre 23, 2018Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. Though common around the world, it is the first time the virus has been found in New Zealand.
Do some potato-growing soils suppress powdery scab?
Junio 11, 2018A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and whether soil physical, chemical and/or biological characteristics influence this important potato disease.
Simplot wants to sell food products from GM Potatoes in Australia and New Zealand
Julio 06, 2017JR Simplot has applied at FSANZ for approval to export genetically modified potato products into Australia and New Zealand. Unclear is what type of products this is about, but unprocessed potatoes can not be imported.
CRC develops new DNA methods to detect zebrachip bacteria in potato psyllids
Julio 06, 2017Plant Biosecurity CRC scientists have identified stable regions in the genome of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso), which causes the serious disease Zebra Chip in potato and tomato crops. This research will provide new diagnostics that will significantly reduce uncertainty in biosecurity assessments.
Mesh cover highly effective at keeping pests off potatoes, Lincoln University researchers find
Marzo 15, 2017In New Zealand, a team of Lincoln University researchers is impressed with the results from a trial of a mesh cover that is used to protect potato crops from insect pests.
Potatoes New Zealand joins government biosecurity initiative
Diciembre 12, 2016Potatoes New Zealand became the 14th partner organisation to join the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response.